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Trump to meet with Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago in Florida

Trump to meet with Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago  19 March 2019

President Trump

President Donald Trump is slated to meet with the leaders of several Caribbean countries later this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the White House announced.

Trump will gather with the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia on Friday March 22, 2019 to reaffirm the White House’s “strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the importance of the Caribbean to the hemisphere,” the White House said in a statement.  Continue reading

Mental Illness Does Not Catalyse Violence – By Annan Boodram – Caribbean Voice

Mental Illness and Mass Shootings – Caribbean Voice

Mass shootings in the US continue to bring to the fore the issue of the relationship between mental illness and violence. For example, US President Donald Trump expressed the view that the February 2017 Florida shooter’s mental illness inevitably catalysed his mass killings. But what are the facts?

A 2000 article in Psychology Today entitled “Are the Mentally Ill Really Violent?’ by Edward P Mulvey and Jess Fardella, stated, “The overwhelming majority of people with diagnosed mental disorders do not engage in violence.” In fact the article pointed out, “Certain factors that appear to be associated with an increased likelihood of violence are in line with common sense’. In effect it’s the same for persons with and without mental illness.             Continue reading

Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago

Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Justice Anthony Carmona

Justice Anthony Carmona has had a distinguished record of service for his native Trinidad and Tobago, and for the international community as well. He is a Caribbeanist at heart. His student days in Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados enabled him to appreciate the diversity of the Caribbean and the possibilities that it offers for integration. Anthony’s visit to Guyana has shown him how rich the country is in human and economic resources.

It is hardly surprising that with his deportment and experience high honors would come his way. He was appointed to several top positions in the judicial system in Trinidad. A prestigious honor was conferred on him when he was elected on the first ballot as a United Nations prosecutor.

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Caribbean: Treat People With Respect – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Treat People With Respect:  Says Justice Anthony Carmona

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Anthony Carmona

Justice Anthony Carmona is the fifth President of Trinidad and Tobago. He has had a distinguished career in the field of jurisprudence and community work and stands today as one of the foremost thinkers in the Caribbean region. Justice Carmona is a tireless worker for peace and security.

Justice Carmona was born in Trinidad. He is the eldest in a family of three brothers and two sisters, His mom is Barbara and his dad is Denis. It is through his dad that Anthony has native blood. His paternal grandparents were native Indians from the Oriental Delta.

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Washington Owes The Region An Explanation – By David Jessop

 Washington Owes The Region An Explanation

| March 10, 2019 | By David Jessop 

US National Security Adviser John Bolton

From Iraq, through Libya to Syria, the approach to regime change by the United States and its allies has been to support the removal of a disliked government with little serious thought as to the broader consequences.

Absent in these and other lower intensity conflicts has been any informed long-term thinking or planning about the ensuing instability, the multiple damaging effects on neighbours, or the additional cost in human suffering an intervention causes.      Continue reading

CARICOM: CSME Member States Sign on to Contingent Rights Protocol

Caricom Headquarters
Georgetown. Guyana.

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Monday March 4, 2019 – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States that are participating in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) have all signed on to the Protocol on Contingent Rights and most of them are prepared to immediately begin provisional application of the Protocol.

The Protocol covers the rights of persons moving to another country under the free movement of skills regime, as well as the spouses and dependents of those who move to another country.    Continue reading

Guyanese Flying the Friendly Skies with Caribbean Airlines – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Guyanese Flying the Friendly Skies with Caribbean Airlines

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Before Caribbean Airlines flew into the Friendly Skies of the wide blue yonder, there was the British West Indies Airways (BWIA). Back in the day, BWIA was regarded as the analogy of, “But Will It Arrive”. Fun was poked at that airline on the streets of Guyana and even on the Theatre Guild stage with the popular BRINK SHOWS because of the constant late arrivals of BWIA flights.

During that period of the 1970s and 1980s, Guyanese complained bitterly about being treated very shabbily by British West Indian Airways (BWIA), even though the Airline regularly stated that Guyana was its most profitable route and source of income. Nonetheless, shabby treatment of the Guyanese passengers never relented. BWIA continued to “Bite the Hands” which fed their coffers handsomely and made their Bottom Line very impressive year after year”, according to a veteran BWIA customer.            Continue reading

Antigua: Sweet Potato- and Cassava-Based Businesses Started

Antigua & Barbuda Banking on Sweet Potato- and Cassava-Based Businesses to Boost Economic Activity

Bread baking using cassava

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday February 21, 2019 – Antigua and Barbuda is banking on sweet potato and cassava as alternatives that could reduce its high import bill, through value added production in these chains, which will revitalize the economy.

Through a training initiative, nutrition teachers, NGO staff at the national level, staff from the local prison and members of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs (MoAFBA) of this country were recently instructed in the preparation of bread, using these two root crops.  Continue reading

CRICKET: Chris Gayle’s Last ODI in the West Indies – St. Lucia – March 2, 2019 – VIDEO

CRICKET: Chris Gayle’s Last ODI in the West Indies – March 2, 2019

Gayle Last ODI In The West Indies. 77 Against England Off Only 27 Balls in St. Lucia on March 2, 2019.

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‘It’s been an honour to wear the crest’ – Chris Gayle bows out on home soil with flamboyant farewell               

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CRICKET: Windies Rip Into England | Windies vs England 5th ODI 2019 – March 2. 2019 – VIDEO

Impressive Windies Rip Into England | Windies vs England 5th ODI 2019 – Highlights

Played on March 2. 2019 in St Lucia

Published on Mar 3, 2019 
West Indies dismissed a dismal England for just 113 to set up a seven-wicket thrashing in the final one-day international and draw the series 2-2.
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